I am having so much fun creating little crochet motifs. It is really helping me hone in my crochet skills. I was excited when I came across the patterns for the Gathered Chains Newborn Headband with Crocheted Flower. (By the way, can I say how much I love the new "+ incorporates" field on Ravelry? This way you can credit other patterns that you combine. I love it!)
As much as I wanted to start with the flower, I decided to start off with the headband. This way I can make sure that the button that I have in my stash ( a small 7/16 button from a hotel sewing kit) will work. If it doesn't, then I'll need to run to the hobby shop tomorrow. I am unsure of the exact yarn that I used, but I know it is 100% acrylic. I am going to assume it is red heart super saver solids. I used a size H crochet hook as directed in the pattern.
My foundation chain (is that what it is called?) measures 14". I'd say that I'm on target! It is closer to 13" once I have completed the headband foundation. I think that I would add 8 more ch stitches the next time I make this, then I can also sew the button on further from the edge. It will stretch to 15". I doubt I'll be able to fit it onto 15 week old Lucky...
I don't think my button will fit through the sc stitches, so I added a ch 3, slip stitch to the end of the headband. The headband weighs 4 g on its own.
I continued the flower also using hte size H crochet hook. I used blue for the front flower and purple for the back flower. The Ch6 mentioned in the modification works perfectly over my button... but doesn't stay. I gathered it a bit tighter closed so it would fit better.
The flower part 1 (blue) weighs 2 g. On the purple petals round 4, I turned the work first so the RS would be facing the same way as the first level. I ended after round 4. The whole flower weighs 5 g.
I finished this project past Lucky's bedtime, so I had to wait till morning to try to see if it would fit his 15 week old head. I think it will be a tight fit. I'm so tempted to make a second one so I can see what this adorable headband would look like on a baby. Thankfully, the headband just barely fit on my little boy. He doesn't mind modeling the headbands.
|It doesn't quite fit on 15 week old Lucky, but boy is it cute!|